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freewheeling

Wild or uncontrolled. You're going to be in debt if you keep up this free-wheeling spending.

free-wheeling

mod. lacking restraint; flamboyant and uncontrolled. These high-spending, free-wheeling palm-pressers appear out of nowhere at election time.
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Gareth Driscoll, defending, said: "It's been a difficult concept to explain to the defendant that freewheeling the vehicle is the same as driving.
Why would a freewheeling, creative type have any interest whatsoever in the discipline and rigor of quantitative analysis?
When the researchers compared these results with rates of female promiscuity, they found a strong correlation: The more freewheeling a species' females, the faster SEMG2 evolved.
and the rise of conservative politics, freewheeling financial speculation, global mobility of capital, and exploitation of Third World labor.
From the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego, Latin American filmmakers offered up ferocious, tough-minded, tender and aesthetically freewheeling films about death (in the enervating and utterly captivating Los muertos from Argentina), loss of innocence (in the Louis Malle-esque tale of boyhood friendship set during the coup in 1973 Chile in Machuca), dreams of freedom (in the talented young Brazilian director Jorge Furtado's latest, The Man Who Counted), the peculiarities of human relationship (in the International Critics Prize-winning Whisky, the second feature by the Uruguayan directorial team of Juan-Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll) and the absurdities of adolescence (in the wry Mexican feature that is one part Jim Jarmusch, one part Carlos Carrera, Duck Season).
Monica Chojnacka's solid book shifts the focus from the freewheeling and sexually aggressive young nobles of the Contarini and Dandolo lineages, well known from other works, to the female underclass that so often fell victim to their predatory ways.
We re-seat the freewheeling snaps and then give them two to three good whacks with a mallet.
The line includes crossover relief valves, counter-balance valves, two-speed valves, four-way proportional valves, freewheeling valves, free-circulation valves and constant tension valves.
Don Sider, the freewheeling journalist who made news himself in September for snooping on Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at their Georgia estate, died of heart disease Oct.
Contrary to the American freewheeling style of game, team play is the heart of the Chinese system--collective group and collective responsibility.
In the meantime, what seems to be nearly extinct is any appreciation of diverse cultural norms in the workplace--of the fact that some work environments may be relatively straitlaced while others may be raunchy and freewheeling, and that people unhappy with the culture of their current job might simply seek other employment.
Then the Wanderers stopped trying to take on Blackwood up front and reverted to their freewheeling style of play and suddenly it was a different game.
It should come as no surprise, then, that thieves and con men have pounced on the freewheeling world of modern technology with the glee of a cat discovering an open door to the canary cage.
Visitors plunge into the world of animation, take trains through hazardous studio back lots, dive into a sea of special effects, and experience close up the exploits of stuntmen freewheeling through walls of fire.